The Nanaimo Judo Club had a contingent of more than 15 athletes at Judo B.C. Youth Provincials on Feb. 2 in Kamloops and athletes combined to win 16 medals. Photo submitted

Five Nanaimo Judo Club athletes win provincial championships

Youth provincials were this past weekend in Kamloops, Nanaimo club won 15 medals

Nanaimo Judo Club athletes were able to take down the competition at provincial championships last weekend.

The club had a contingent of more than 15 athletes at Judo B.C. Youth Provincials on Feb. 2 in Kamloops and athletes combined to win 16 medals.

Some of the best results were put forth by Dakota Sanzana, who earned gold medals in both the U16 and U14 divisions. Arron Boulding was another double medalist, taking gold in U16 and silver in U14.

The club’s other provincial champions are Josh Darmadi, U18; and from senior competition, Cheyenne Fiandor and Nic Arenburg.

Ezekiel Moes, Marcus Potts and Hannah Darmadi earned silver medals and Clare Boulding, Kipling Szasz, Sayjah Vieux, Isabella Greene, Potts, Alewyn Gladstone and Estelle Morland took bronze.

In other club news, Alicia Fiandor is a national medallist again after earning silver at the Judo Canada Elite 8 championships in Montreal in mid-January.

She will be travelling to European championship-level events in Portugal and Germany next month.

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